They are one-of-a-kind, absolutely authentic, and perfectly priceless. Please move quickly if you want to ensure that they're yours.These boots were made nearly three decades ago for the late Alan Kulwicki by Olathe Boot Company in Olathe, KS where I live. They are in his iconic Hooter's red and black color scheme and are embroidered with his last name, nickname - Special K, and his initials and number 7. They were offered to the NASCAR Hall of Fame but declined (see photos). It's their loss and your gain.
Kulwicki, Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Ned Jarrett, and Terry Labonte are all members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and are among the most influential and winningest drivers in the history of the sport. Earnhardt and Petty were two of the five men in the NASCAR HOF's first class. Jarrett was in the second class. Those three and Kulwicki are also in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. These boots represent 19 different NASCAR season Championships (more than a fourth in history) , 313 racing victories, 10 wins at Daytona , 4 rookies of the year , and 5 Hall of Fame drivers.
I bought them secondhand and they've been in my collection for a long time. I couldn't find photos online of Kulwicki wearing them but I'm sure his estate has some. I've called them and they are very willing to research the commission information for these custom footwear if you contact them. These boots would be virtually impossible to fabricate. I've decided it's time for someone else to enjoy them.Please contact me for any additional information, photos, or measurements. On Alan Kulwicki - Throughout his career, Kulwicki received lucrative offers from powerhouse race teams, but insisted on racing for himself. His signature season was his championship-winning 1992 campaign, where Kulwicki overcame a 278-point deficit with six races remaining to capture the NASCAR premier series title. He had two wins, 11 top fives and 17 top 10s to defeat Bill Elliott by 10 points-at the time, the tightest championship margin in series history. Kulwicki never got the chance to defend his title, dying in a plane crash in 1993.
Five years after his death, he was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers. On Dale Earnhardt - In only his second full season, 1980, Earnhardt nabbed his first championship. Earnhardt's 76 victories rank seventh all time. He is the all-time leader in race victories at Daytona International Speedway with 34, though the most prominent of them was a while in the making. In 1998, Earnhardt won his most coveted race -the Daytona 500.
The scene was a memorable one, forever etched in the minds of race fans. As Earnhardt's black No. 3 rolled down pit road, a Daytona 500 winner at last, every crew member from every team lined up to congratulate one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. Richard Petty - Richard Petty is called "The King" for good reason. Petty has racked up most wins (200), most poles (123), tied for most championships (seven), most wins in a season (27), most Daytona 500 wins (seven), most consecutive wins (10) and most starts (1,185).
Petty's success continued even after his retirement from driving in 1992. He would still hold the top spot in the family business-Petty Enterprises, and now, Richard Petty Motorsports. In all, Petty Enterprises totaled 268 victories before merging with Gillett Evernham Motorsports for the 2009 season to become Richard Petty Motorsports. On Ned Jarrett - Ned Jarrett had it all-hard-charging capabilities combined with the consistency essential to stock car success. The combination produced two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships.He also won a total of 28 races during the 1964 and 1965 seasons. Jarrett won his first series title in 1961 while driving a Chevrolet for W. He finished with only one victory, but posted an impressive 34 top 10s in 46 starts. In 1965, he won his second title while driving for DuPont heir Bondy Long, and despite a back injury sustained at Greenville, SC, Jarrett finished with 13 wins and 42 top fives in 54 starts that season. He also won the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway by 14 laps, (17.5 miles), still the largest margin of victory in NASCAR Sprint Cup history.
In addition to his immense success in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Jarrett also captured two championships in the Sportsman Division (1957 and 1958). Nicknamed "Gentleman Ned, " Jarrett and his wife, Martha, reside in Hickory, N. Their family includes son Dale, who won the 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup title.
Since retiring, the elder Jarrett has become one of NASCAR's greatest ambassadors. He's also considered instrumental to the sport's growth through his second career as a broadcaster. Now retired from broadcasting, he is especially remembered for the emotional call of his son Dale's 1993 Daytona 500 victory. Jarrett was named one of NASCAR's "50 Greatest Drivers" in 1998.On Terry Labonte - Terry Labonte is a two-nickname NASCAR star. Early in his career he was known as the "Iceman" for his coolness under pressure. But his demeanor belied his determination.
Later in his career he became known as the sport's "Iron Man" due to a record 655 consecutive starts in NASCAR's premier series, a record which stood until 2002. Two more items to consider when assessing the Labonte legacy: the two premier series championships he won in 1984 and 1996. Two titles would be impressive enough; the 12-year gap distinguishes them further. No other driver has won his first two championships that far apart and Labonte is one of only six drivers to have won premier series championships in two decades. Labonte, from Corpus Christi, Texas-the first driver from outside the Southeast to win the premier series title since New Yorker Bill Rexford in 1950-was named one of NASCAR's 50 Great Drivers in 1998, coinciding with the sport's 50th anniversary.
He also was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 along with his younger brother Bobby Labonte, the 2000 champion of NASCAR's premier series. On Kyle Petty - There has only been one name in NASCAR with the distinction of going through four generations of drivers. Kyle was third in line in the family to drive and had a very successful career in NASCAR.
He may not have reached a level like his famous father, but Kyle certainly held his own. His last victory came in 1995 at Dover where he famously collapsed after getting out of the car since he was so hot and tired. But, his career and life took a dramatic turn after his son, Adam, was killed at New Hampshire.
Petty has since gotten out of the car but has always remained loyal to his racing roots as he is part of SPEED's NASCAR Raceday and NASCAR Victory Lane. He also works play-by-play for TNT and is not one for hiding his emotion. 45 cap with the number blackened out in the middle, signifying that no one will run that number in NASCAR. On Sterling Marlin - Sterling Marlin is an American former stock car racing driver. He formerly competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, winning the Daytona 500 in 1994 and 1995.
He is the son of late NASCAR driver Coo Coo Marlin. Marlin announced his retirement from racing on March 18, 2010.
In late 2011, Marlin helped form Tennessee Racing Association, LLC, along with several other drivers (including Chad Chaffin and Mike Alexander) and businessmen, in an effort to preserve Fairgrounds Speedway and allow the track to remain active in the racing community. Incidentally, Marlin was involved the wreck that ended Earnhardt Sr's life, though wrecks happen in every race and are a part of the sport. Marlin was ultimately cleared by NASCAR's investigators of any wrongdoing in the accident. The item "Alan Kulwicki's Boots Signed by Dale Earnhardt Sr, Richard Petty, & many others" is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Racing-NASCAR\Other Autographed NASCAR Items".The seller is "thefinerthingsclub2015" and is located in Olathe, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States.